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Masters degrees in Geohazards equip postgraduates with the skills to predict, monitor and manage hazardous environmental effects and natural disasters.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Geomatics and Geophysical Hazards. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Environmental Science.
Postgraduate study of Geological Hazards trains you to assess the risk and occurrence of extreme and catastrophic natural geological events such as landslips, earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis. Specialisations include seismology (the assessment of the frequency and magnitude of triggers and events), meteorology, volcanology and hydrogeological hazards.
Training typically includes modelling environmental processes through geomatic techniques such as GIS (geographic information systems), and geovisualisation methods such as topography. It may also include an analysis of the pollution of soils and water, or rates of ocean acidification and atmospheric climate change.
Careers may include roles in service industries such as insurance and utilities companies, disaster management for civil protection agencies and government organisations, and NGOs related to humanitarian aid and development. They may also include hazard assessment and consultancy for private firms and developers.
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Ranked 2nd in the UK by Research Fortnight, our geomatics research is ground breaking. We publish in leading international journals, at conferences, in the media and through educational outreach programmes. Read more
If you're fascinated by the natural and man-made hazards that affect our planet and want to understand the physical processes that generate natural hazards, then the MSc Geological and Environmental Hazards degree course will take your understanding of the challenges ahead to the next level. Read more
Volcanoes threaten millions worldwide and improved hazard mitigation is a high priority. Our well-established MSc allows you to study alongside leading volcanologists in one of the largest groups of environmental scientists in the UK. Read more
Geospatial technologies have come a long way in the past few years. Smart technologies have enabled us to pin point places, people, and manage life on earth with a rapidly growing set of technological innovation which takes us from Cartographer to instantly accessible. Read more
Climate and environmental change, increasing development and urbanisation, and mounting exposure to natural hazards are imposing growing pressure on insurers and reinsurers to seek ways of limiting exposure and reducing vulnerability. Read more
This master is a two-year programme jointly organised by KU Leuven and Ghent University. You’ll receive in-depth training in the various fields of geology and develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to work in interdisciplinary teams addressing complex geological problems. Read more
If you have an interest in the earth in relation to minerals extraction Geophysics offers you plenty of scope to get involved in the profession itself and expertise required to explore different types of terrain. Read more
This is an online delivery of the on- campus degree which you can take flexibly part time whilst you work anywhere in the world. The degree comes from University of Aberdeen and a city which is headquarters to the European oil and gas industry. Read more
A CUSTOMISABLE, IN-DEPTH AND PRACTICAL ANALYSIS OF OUR CHANGING PLANET The MSc in Geology at Aarhus University is a flexible, research-centred programme that encourages students to explore their own interests both in the lab and in the field. Read more
At Heriot Watt, we are delivering a new MSc programme in Subsurface Energy Systems (SES) that will edcate you about unlocking energy resources with a low carbon footprint. Read more
Risk, Resilience and Sustainability are three keywords of our time. A deeper understanding of risk, the ways in which it is generated, experienced and managed is fundamental to addressing many of our pressing societal issues. Read more